TURBOTVILLE – A labor shortage that has plagued many industries across the country has not hampered a $ 28.7 million construction project underway in the Warrior Run school district.
Ben Mike, of construction management company Fidevia, reported at a recent school board meeting that contractors who are building a new elementary school and renovating the district’s athletic stadium have not been hampered by problems of staff.
“They have a good locked-in workforce,” Mike said. “That’s a lot of mature workers. They show up every day.”
He also said the project had “no serious impact” from the various torrential rains that hit the region in September.
According to the latest construction update posted on the district’s website, contractors are continuing to lay interior walls. Work on the exterior walls is also underway.
Steel beams continue to be put in place.
In addition, the electrical contractors are completing the parking lot lighting work. The lighting work on the football field has just been completed.
The seeding of the baseball and softball fields was recently completed.
The school board awarded a $ 20.58 million contract for the general construction of the project to eciConstruction of Dillsburg in March. In addition, the following contracts were also awarded: Plumbing, Myco Mechanical, of Telford, $ 1.86 million; CVC, Myco Mechanical, $ 2.9 million; and electric, Lecce Electric, of Williamsport, $ 3.4 million.
In September, the board of directors authorized the directors to solicit competitive bids for the construction of a sports complex in the stadium.
The construction of the new primary school should be completed in November 2022. The doors should be open to students after the 2022-2023 school holidays.